Archive for the ‘Lists’ Category

A John Hughes (R.I.P. 1950-2009) List

August 8, 2009

My 20 Favorite John Hughes-Involved Films
1.The Breakfast Club (1985, producer/writer/director)
2.Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987, producer/writer/director)
3.Pretty In Pink (1986, writer/executive producer)
4.Uncle Buck (1989, producer/writer/director)
5.Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986, producer/writer/director)
6.Curly Sue (1991, producer/writer/director)
7.Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992, writer/producer)
8.Home Alone (1990, writer/producer)
9.Sixteen Candles (1984, writer/director)
10.Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987, writer/producer)
11.She’s Having A Baby (1988, producer/writer/director)
12.Weird Science (1985, writer/director)
13.Only The Lonely (1991, producer)
14.Vacation (1983, writer)
15.Mr. Mom (1983, writer)
16.Dennis The Menace (1993, writer/producer)
17.Home Alone 3 (1997, writer/producer)
18.Career Opportunities (1991, writer/producer)
19.The Great Outdoors (1988, writer/executive producer)
20.Dutch (1991, writer/producer)

Ranking April’s Shows

April 19, 2009

I have been to a number of concerts over the course of the last two weeks and I must say that I enjoyed all of them, even if the Earlham College Gone Primitive show was cut short due to disrespectful students. There was a distinct difference in the level of how much I liked each show, which compels me to rank each show since the concert run has come to an end until summer.

FAVORITE SHOWS IN APRIL 2009

number ONE
Bill Callahan @ Luna Music Broad Ripple
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday, April 12

Bill Callahan

number TWO
Damien Jurado/Laura Gibson @ Russian Recording
Bloomington, Indiana
Saturday, April 11

Damien Jurado
Laura Gibson

number THREE
Joel Levi @ Mocha Joe’s
Anderson, Indiana
Thursday, April 2

Joel Levi

number FOUR
GONE PRIMITIVE TOUR @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Bloomington, Indiana
Monday, April 6

Act 1: Tallest Man On Earth
Tallest Man On Earth

Act 2: John Vanderslice
John Vanderslice

Act 3: John Darnielle
John Darnielle

number FIVE
Destroyer @ WIUX Culture Shock 2009
Bloomington, Indiana
Saturday, April 18

Dan Bejar

number SIX
GONE PRIMITIVE TOUR @ Earlham College
Richmond, Indiana
Saturday, April 4

Darnielle and Vanderslice

My 30 Favorite Films of 2008

February 1, 2009

The list that matters most has finally been constructed. Now that you all know what my #1 favorite film of the year is, here’s your chance to see what finished just behind it. I ask you to please consider this list when possibly wondering why I didn’t include other key films.

1.Revolutionary Road
2.Rachel Getting Married
3.Synecdoche, New York
4.In Bruges
5.The Wrestler
6.The Dark Knight
7.Milk
8.Snow Angels
9.Never Forever
10.In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
11.Doubt
12.Lakeview Terrace
13.Forgetting Sarah Marshall
14.Man On Wire
15.Iron Man
16.The Wackness
17.Slumdog Millionaire
18.Gran Torino
19.Mother Of Tears
20.Pineapple Express
21.American Teen
22.A Girl Cut In Two
23.Seven Pounds
24.The Last Mistress
25.Paranoid Park
26.The Visitor
27.Tropic Thunder
28.Young @ Heart
29.W.
30.Vicky Cristina Barcelona

2008 Films I Need To See In 2009

January 28, 2009

No matter how much I try, there are always a fair amount of films each year that I miss and thus they ultimately cannot show up on the Fergy Film Awards nominations. There will be some that I will see later on when they are released to video that will move me in ways that will make me angry I didn’t catch them on the big screen and in time to add them to the list of nominees. For the first time since I started the Fergy Film Awards, I am going to post the movies I need to see that I one way or another missed out on the year before. Here are the ones I must see at some point this year, in alphabetical order. The ones in bold are films I am dying to see.

Appaloosa
Ballast
Body of Lies
Che
Chop Shop
A Christmas Tale
The Edge of Heaven
The Fall
Frozen River
Happy Go-Lucky
How To Lose Friends and Alienate People
I’ve Loved You So Long
Let the Right One In
The Reader
Shotgun Stories
Standard Operating Procedure
Tell No One
Waltz With Bashir
XXY

The 11th Annual Fergy Film Awards WINNERS coming extremely soon.

Keep a lookout.

Lists Inspired by “Revolutionary Road”

January 24, 2009

My 10 Favorite Leonardo DiCaprio Performances
1.Revolutionary Road

2.The Aviator
3.Blood Diamond
4.Catch Me If You Can
5.What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
6.The Beach
7.Gangs of New York
8.The Departed
9.Titanic
10.Marvin’s Room

My 10 Favorite Kate Winslet Performances
1.Revolutionary Road

2.Little Children
3.Quills
4.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5.Holy Smoke
6.Titanic
7.Finding Neverland
8.Sense and Sensibility
9.Enigma
10.Iris

My 5 Favorite Michael Shannon Performances
1.Revolutionary Road

2.Bug
3.Lucky You
4.Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
5.The Woodsman

My Favorite Sam Mendes Films
1.Revolutionary Road

2.American Beauty
3.Jarhead
4.Road To Perdition